Going Fishin'

Going Fishin'
Red Sunset

Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Ode to Endless Winter"

Fresh snow, deep snow
Wet snow, powder snow
Dirty snow, yellow snow
But never "no" snow

Snow blowers and snow plows
Snow shovels and snow piles
Slippery roads, salt, grit
Blowing snow and snow drift

Short day and long night
Lead to lack of sunlight
Vitamin D deprived
How do we survive?

Outrageous heating bills
Force supplement thrills
Use wood stove beater
Or kerosene heater

Wear a hat we are told
Or risk nasty head cold
Nasal drip, drip, drip
Lead to a doctor's trip

Artic Express forebode
Layered clothes overload
Thinsulate, polar fleece
Toe warmers for our feet

Nothing to do but ice fish
So safe thickness we wish
Hoping for solid clear blue
But crusty white often will do

Oh winter be gone
Open water we long
Desiring more on our line
Than these tiny perch we malign

Darl Black
February 2011